Former Pakistan Test cricketer Hanif Mohammad is suffering from lung cancer for which he underwent surgery in London in 2013. He was admitted to the Aga Khan Hospital here three weeks ago after he experienced breathing problems, according to The Dawn.

Shoaib told reporters on Thursday that he was "misinformed" about his father's death as his heartbeat became faint and the family mistakenly believed that he had passed away. But his breathing was restored after a six-minute gap.

Hanif Mohammad is still alive and his heart beat has been restored, son Shoaib Mohamamd said on Thursday.

The cricket legend, played the longest innings in Test history -- his 970-minute 337 against the West Indies in Bridgetown in 1957-58. The knock was followed a year later with the highest first-class innings at that point -- 499 run out.

Hanif represented Pakistan in 55 Tests, scoring 3,915 runs at an average of 43.98. He still holds the record for highest score (337) in an innings by a Pakistani batsman followed by Inzamamul Haq (329) and Younus Khan (313).